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Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam Canal Bus Hop-On Hop-Off
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Amsterdam Canal Hop-On Hop-Off Pass including Hermitage Museum Admission
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Private Amsterdam Canal Boat Cruise Including Bites & Drinks

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Take a stroll by night

The "grachten" have to be visited by night. Then you can have a sneak peek when the lights are on in these houses and you can discover the ceilings of these houses, worth a try... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Rene K
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The "grachten" have to be visited by night. Then you can have a sneak peek when the lights are on in these houses and you can discover the ceilings of these houses, worth a try! Beautiful plaster works. You have to walk or go by bicycle, otherwise you are too fast and can't enjoy. Go for it

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Jaegerspris, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great feeling walking along or sitting at a cafe taking in the view, the boats and locals going by....

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

it is a one of the tree main canals in Amsterdam, beautiful as others, must see while visiting the city, I was there with friends and they took me on amazing tour where the guide was very wellcoming and informative, very nice experience.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great guide and a great tour. Very informative and interesting. Had a blast with my friends along the way

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of Amsterdam´s most famous canals. Beautiful as the others, good for a walk and take picturesquely pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It nice to wander down the Keizergracht during the day or at night. You have be careful of elevated parts of the sidewalks and the bike lanes. Every city has a characteristic smell and this one is cigarettes and pot. At night some of the bridges are lit up. There are good restaurants and shops nearby and would be a... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I wouldn't go out of my way to visit this canal again, but it is a nice enough area of the picturesque city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The promenade was amaing, beside the river and beautiful houses along the canal. All this amazing view was even better during the Light Festival of Amsterdam

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Probably the widest canal with many beautiful buildings around it and constant traffic of boats on it. Taking a boat ride is a lovely way to get to see the city but walking along it is great too!

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Walking the streets around the canals made for great discoveries of small little shops. Later on the boat cruise you saw them from a different angle.

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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